High Conductivity Nanoscale Modification for Electrically Conductive Organic Matrix Composites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-5044
Award Id:
82047
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-124-1657
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
409 W. Maple St., Yadkinville, NC, 27055
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
041336913
Principal Investigator:
Richard Czerw
Principal Investigator
(336) 849-7474
czerwr@nanotechlabs.com
Business Contact:
Richard Czerw
President
(336) 849-7474
czerwr@nanotechlabs.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Traditionally, conductive paths in composite structures to mitigate the effects of lightning strikes have been established by bonding aluminum or copper mesh to the structure either as the outside ply or embedded one ply down or incorporating strands of conductive material into the laminate. For external surface protection, a number of metal and metallized fiber products have been developed, typically woven and nonwoven screens and expanded foils. These materials add weight, can corrode, and are difficult to repair. In this Phase I, NanoTechLabs will incorporate highly conducting carbon nanotube buckypapers into composite laminates for lightning strike protection. Buckypapers will save more than half the weight and are immune to corrosion.

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